If you know only one thing about conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, it's that she has an opinion on just about everything. And if you've ever espoused an even remotely liberal point of view on any issue, you probably don't like many of her opinions. It will come as no surprise, then, that there are a lot of
Tomi Lahren tweets that will seriously piss you off — and not just the old ones that she went through and deleted back in January, because they didn't jibe with her current image.
There's no doubt that
Lahren, the 24 year-old South Dakota native whose popularity shot through the roof almost as soon as she graduated from college, has tapped into a certain current present in the nation's political sea. A dive into her Twitter feed is like constantly being splashed in the face for a liberal that generally prefers to stick to what conservatives disdainfully refer to as the lame-stream media. Sure, she offers a glimpse into what the average Trump supporter is thinking and how they're processing the day's events — but man, will they piss you off.
So, have a look at some of Lahren's most outrageous tweets — and start building up your argument against each one of them.
1 Actual Arguments For Allowing Trans Service Members?
First of all, "transgenders"? And secondly, does any other arbitrarily-chosen group of people have to choose a reason as to why they should serve?
Transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military because they want to serve the country. There's no legitimate argument against that. 2 Why Fund Gender Reassignment Surgery?
Lahren seems to subscribe to the mistaken belief that being transgender is somehow something that you can opt into or out of —
which it's not. She also seems to believe that gender reassignment surgery is eating up a substantial portion of the U.S. military's budget — which it's not. The problems with the VA are real, but not allowing transgender people to serve in the military won't do anything to fix that. 3 What Was Obama Dedicated To?
Repeat after me: Transgender women are women. Transgender men are men. Forcing transgender people to use the bathroom that doesn't correspond with their actual gender
puts them at risk. Also, just incidentally, Barack Obama was behind the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. 4 Let The Haters Do What?
Painting people who disagree with you as "the enemy" or "the haters" accomplishes nothing good, ever.
5 And How Was That Voluntary?
Let's just be clear about this — Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. only 'fessed up about their meetings with Russian officials after the media had dug up the fact that those meetings took place.
Kushner covered up a lot when he was originally applying for his security clearance. Don Jr. hid those emails until it became politically expedient to reveal them. 6 Again With The Tarmac Meeting? Kushner is still mired in controversy, and he can't seem to get his story straight about which Russian officials he spoke to when and why. But sure, let's go back to Hillary's emails and Bill Clinton talking to Loretta Lynch on an airport tarmac. 7 Really Not Seeking Revenge?
Tomi Lahren's "good vibes only" don't extend past the hashtag, apparently; looking through her Twitter feed, you'll frequently find insults against "snowflakes", barbs tossed at Hillary Clinton, and claims that the Left is un-American — but still, #goodvibesonly.
8 Does This Prove Anything? 9 Do You Really Want To Talk About Accomplishments?
The Right controls both houses of Congress and the White House, and what legislative accomplishments do they have to boast of? That's right,
no major laws signed. 11 Why Do We Hate Trump?
Right, insult "Hollywood liberals" by implying that they just hate Trump for no reason. Maybe they don't like him because he
broke his promises to support LGBTQ Americans. Maybe they don't like his stance on global warming. Maybe they want a president who can consistently speak in complete sentences, or one who is respectful to foreign leaders. Believe me, Tomi, they have their reasons. 13 How Is No Access To Health Care "Liberty"?
This was a common refrain during the repeal and replace debacle — Obamacare is a set of shackles, holding America back from true liberty. The
people actually benefiting from Obamacare, however, don't seem to share that view. 14 Does She Realize Why Trump Praying Is Shocking?
Two things —
Donald Trump's faith seems to be largely a matter of politics, a mask that he puts on when he realizes that people want to see it. It's also a jarring thing, in a secular nation full of people of many faiths, to see the highest political figure in the country praying so publicly. 15 Remember The Whole "Nasty Woman" Thing? Trump's "such a nasty woman" comment, directed toward Clinton at one of their debates, sparked a movement — which definitely included people who Lahren would consider to be "radical feminists." 16 Do You Not See How Deportation Is Cruel?
Law-abiding families split up,
children left without one or both parents because of a choice they didn't make, communities left without contributing members — yes, some people entered the country illegally, but that's not the only thing you should be judging them for. 17 What's Even Going On Here?
Trump apparently picked up a Marine's hat after it blew off in some serious wind. Lahren then uses that moment to show that Trump is selfless and giving, and Obama is selfish and disrespectful to the military. 18 How Can You Address Everything Going On Here? 19 Now, What Does This Prove?
Tomi, you're looking at an article from
US Weekly. All you can generalize from that is that this is what US Weekly readers care about. 20 Who's Hateful?
I'm not trying to argue that there isn't a lot of vitriol coming from both sides of the American political spectrum. I'll repeat — there is hate coming from both sides. What Donald Trump's election revealed wasn't the Left's hate —
it was the Left's fear. 21 Aren't You Ignoring Something? 22 How Do People Become Liberals?
Most of us didn't become liberals because someone brainwashed our impressionable minds. We are liberals because we think that liberal policies would make the country better. Can't you say the same thing about conservatives?
23 Did You Always Have A Problem With This? 24 How Is He Going To The People?
I can't be sure, but it seems like Lahren is celebrating
Trump's continued campaign-style rallies, which do get him out to the people and all that. But just remember — whenever Trump's out at a rally, he's not accomplishing anything policy-wise. Just a thought. 26 Have You Looked Around The World?
People in the Nordic countries, for example, would
strongly disagree with this position. When you don't have to worry about who will care for your child or whether you'll be able to support yourself if you suddenly lose your job, you're empowered to make choices based on what you actually want, not based on pure necessity. When you don't have to wonder what will happen if you get sick, you don't have to choose a job based on whether it offers health care. Is it any less of a success if government paid for your college education, rather than you paying for it yourself? 27 What About Those #GoodVibesOnly?
Again, this is an insult that both sides hurl at each other, just replacing a couple of key words. This is not an effective point of argument. Also, did Trump secretly write this?
28 Did We Find Something To Agree On?
OK, actually, it is weird. And they do make a good point. Tomi, you're right.
Got your blood boiling yet? Lahren often urges people to pay attention to people whose points of view don't agree with their own, and now you've done that. Pat yourself on the back — and then go read something less frustrating.
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